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Top 5 Things to See & Do in Whitby

Whitby is famous for many things: it's a traditional seaside resort with Blue Flag beaches, and has some of the best fish and chips around. But there's so much more to it...

Born in Marton, as a young man explorer Captain James Cook lodged in a house on Whitby's Grape Lane during his seaman's apprenticeship. That very same house is now a fascinating museum dedicated to him, packed with stunning artifacts.

Kippered

Near the foot of the 199 steps leading to Whitby Abbey, you'll find a true Whitby institution. Fortune's Smokehouse, established in 1872. You'll struggle to find more delicious kippers anywhere, not to mention that they're award-winning! Kippers Whitby

It's Quicker By Rail...

A train journey over the magnificent North York Moors is an experience to remember - hop aboard the Esk Valley line, or the steam-powered North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Whitby Station.
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Explore Winding Street and the famous hidden yards guided by one of Whitby Walks costumed 'Storywalkers'. Most of the walk start/finish from the famous Whalebone Arch.
Whalebone Arch Whitby
 

Jet Set

Whitby jet - the 'black amber of the north' - has always been considered the best in the world. Take a walk up Church Street to browse the many jet shops, including W. Hammond and the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre, which has the last remaining authentic Victorian jet workshop.

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Plan Your Visit to Whitby

 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

What's On In Whitby

What's On In Whitby

Events from
date event
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Wed 24 May Planting of the Penny Hedge at Whitby Harbour, Whitby
Sat 27 - Mon 29 May Funny Business at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sat 27 May Ladies' Day at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sun 28 May Ladies' Day at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 29 May Ladies' Day at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Thu 1 Jun Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

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Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Planting of the Penny Hedge

Planting of the Penny Hedge

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Wed 24 May 2017

Why not take your family to see and hear Whitby's oldest tradition for yourselves during half term. ""The planting of the Penny Hedge in Whitby Harbour""

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Funny Business

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Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Saturday 27th-29th May: 7.30pm. This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Funny Business by Derek Benfield.

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Ladies' Day

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Sat 27 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

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Ladies' Day

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Sun 28 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

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Ladies' Day

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 29 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and wonderful live performances by Bookends, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the unforgettable Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Cinderella

Cinderella: Vienna Festival Ballet

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

Whitby 60's Festival 2017

Whitby 60's Festival June 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

For the fan of sixties music there’s nowhere better than WHITBY LIVE Music Shows & Festival on North Yorkshire's magnificent east coast.

Flipside Rock & Roll Weekend 2017

Flipside Rock & Roll Weekend 2017

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Fri 16 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

The Flipside Rock 'n' Roll Weekender returns to Whitby Pavilion for its 8th annual Summer Weekender!

Whitby Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

Whitby Armed Forces Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 24th June on New Quay Road.

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast In a Day

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

An iconic route cycled by hundreds of people every year, usually over 4 or 5 days. What better way to tick off this iconic cycle than by doing it in one day?

Full Nelson

Full Nelson

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

Willie Nelson is without doubt one of the most recognisable figures in Country music the world has ever seen.

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Whitby Area Music Centre Does The 70's

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Whitby Music Centre present an evening of music and costume from the 1970s.

Northern Soul Weekender 2017

Northern Soul Weekender 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Two huge rooms at the Whitby Pavilion offering Northern Soul Classics, Motown favourites plus current In - demanders on a superb dancefloor).

Boat

Blessing of the Boats - Whitby

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Sun 9 Jul 2017

Reflecting the town's seafaring traditions this service has been taking place since the 1960s dating back to the time of the herring fleets.

Elvis - The Legacy Show Starring Mark Summers

Elvis - The Legacy Show Starring Mark Summers

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 14 Jul 2017

This fantastic new theatre show features the official UK No. 1 Elvis tribute and winner of the national tribute awards: Mark Summers as the young Elvis Presley.

A taste of smuggling-Guided walk

A Taste of Smuggling

Whitby (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Enjoy a one hour gentle stroll around the smuggling haunts of old Baytown, followed by a beer tasting session. Includes a free bottle of beer.

Robin Hoods Bay

A 'Taste of Smuggling' Guided Walk

Robin Hood's Bay (5 miles, 7 km)

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Discover the hidden smuggling secrets of Robin Hood’s Bay this Easter. On Saturday 15 April at 5pm, Paul Johnston of Baytown Beers will be leading ‘A Taste of Smuggling’ guided walk followed by a beer tasting.

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The vintage fair with a sea view - the Great Seaside Vintage Fair returns for its 7th year at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2017.

Whitby Rising Music Festival

Whitby Rising Music Festival

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Check out the newest music festival on the coast- Whitby Rising Music Festival will have various acts from an mixture of genres.

Lythe Chamber Music Course

Lythe Chamber Music Summer Course 2017

Whitby (4 miles, 6 km)

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Set in the historic coastal village of Lythe, the Lythe Chamber Music Summer Course 2017 offers a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of solo and ensemble repertoire for historical winds and strings and early keyboards.

Whitby Lions

Whitby & District Lion's 8th Charity Beer Festival

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Thu 27 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Whitby & District Lion’s 8th Charity Beer Festival aims to raise money for various local charities and good causes that Whitby Lions support.

Whitby Steampunk

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

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Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Another splendid weekend awaits Beyond The Sea, down Whitby way.